- the abdomen, or belly; esp., a large, protruding belly; potbelly
Origin of paunchMiddle English paunche ; from Middle French panche ; from Classical Latin pantex (gen. panticis), belly ; from Indo-European base an unverified form pank-, to swell from source Russian puk, a bundle, bunch
- The belly, especially a protruding one; a potbelly.
- See rumen.
Origin of paunchMiddle English paunche, from Old French panche, from Latin pantex.
(third-person singular simple present paunches, present participle paunching, simple past and past participle paunched)